HTC is unveiling the HTC One mini 2, a successor to the HTC One mini that we saw last year. Taking its cues from the recent HTC One (M8), the new smartphone is a scaled-down version of its larger cousin, bringing the brushed aluminium frame and fantastic user interface to a more compact form factor.
The bodywork is still on the large side, with a display that measures 4.5-inches, but there is a big difference between this device and its flagship cousin in that the new phone only has one rear camera lens. However, the 13 megapixel sensor is a powerful offering, and is coupled with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for high-quality selfies and video calling.
HTC’s Sense UI sits on top of Android KitKat, with the BlinkFeed interface tucked away to one side. As with the One (M8), news feeds and social updates are pulled through and presented in a format that’s very easy to read.
At the top and bottom of the phone sit two of HTC’s most distinctive and impressive features, the BoomSound stereo speakers. If these are anything like the ones we tried on the M8 then they will be incredibly impressive indeed.
Packed inside the HTC One mini 2 is a powerful 1.2GHz quad-core processor, something which should stand up well to any test. Also, users get 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot that can support up to 128GB.
HTC looks to have created an excellent trimmed-down version of its flagship which we look forward to getting to grips with and reviewing in full soon. Considering how much we liked the HTC One mini that we tested last year, we are very excited about what this new phone has to offer.